Food City expands LaFayette store in North Georgia

A Food City grocery store sign is shown is this file photo. (Bob Fowler/News Sentinel)
A Food City grocery store sign is shown is this file photo. (Bob Fowler/News Sentinel)

The Food City in LaFayette, Georgia, is marking the completion of an 8,000-square-foot expansion.

The makeover brings the supermarket to over 41,100 square feet and several new jobs, according to the grocer.

"Our customers will find the same smiling faces, top-quality products, exceptional customer service and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, along with some exciting new services and conveniences," said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

The expansion includes the addition of a Food City pharmacy, equipped with a drive-through for greater ease in prescription services, as well as a Food City floral boutique staffed with a designer and offering a full assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and more, according to the company.

Expansions were also made to the bakery/deli hot foods bar and meat and cheese cases. A pizza bar was added, along with a line of signature salads, Icee machine and milk shake machine. Made to order grill items are also available, along with a fresh salad bar, said Abingdon, Virginia-based Food City.

The produce department was expanded and includes a new fresh berry case. Expanded grocery, frozen food and dairy departments offer a complete selection of gourmet, international and specialty items, said the company. U-scan self check-out units have also been installed on the front-end for added convenience.

"I would like to thank our loyal customers for their understanding during the construction process," said store manager Calvin Gilreath. "We are very excited about the additional services the remodel provided and I think our customers will agree it was well worth the wait."

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